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Oct162018

7) Swing Trinity RS Paraglider, Freestyle EN-D & Competition Acro

The true potential of RAST has become apparent with the development of the TRINITY RS acro paraglider.

For the first time ever Swing has produced a true acro paraglider with EN-certification:

  • With normal wing loading, the TRINITY RS is the perfect freestyle paraglider.
  • With high wing loading, the TRINITY RS becomes a classy acro-competition paraglider.

The RAST system in the TRINITY has three unbeatable advantages, which no other acro-glider on the market offers!

The RAST system in the TRINITY RS is of interest in terms of safety: 

Collapses and front stalls fall within the certification limits. The special construction method used for the TRINITY RS means the risk of line-overs, twists and front rosettes is noticeably reduced.

More importantly… the RAST system in the TRINITY RS makes it possible to fly manoeuvres which are not possible with a conventionally constructed glider!

The RAST system means that there is a delay before the rear section empties: the air remains in the canopy for longer on dynamic manoeuvres and momentum is not lost. This makes transitions more fluid, more dynamic and much easier to fly. New combinations are available to the pilot as a result of the high internal pressure, because a centred heli can be flown from almost any position without having to start it first by way of a stall. So, for example, it is possible, if the glider is still under the pilot, to start a heli from a dynamic full stall and go into the heli without any transition. Or a pilot can simply send the TRINITY RS out of a heli and immediately go into a SAT, without the glider briefly having to gain momentum.

Thanks to RAST, the TRINITY RS reacts to pilot input without delay

… and with surprisingly little control travel, but without the pilot being at risk of an unintentional stall. In doing so, the buffer section reliably takes on the damping function when exiting from dynamic manoeuvres and problems, and this has opened the door for EN-certification.

What are acro pilots saying about the TRINITY RS?

"Relatively easy glider. Well done!"

Samuel, tested the TRINITY RS at the Stubai Cup

"Very balanced in terms of braking pressure and dynamics. Many manoeuvres are easy to carry out and very forgiving even though it’s a classy acro glider“

Andi, tested the TRINITY RS at the Stubai Cup

Technical highlights of the TRINITY RS 

  • RAST: patented technology for the first time in an acro glider.  RAST makes new manoeuvres possible and reduces the risk of front rosettes, major line-overs and unintentional emptying
  • Profile Morphing: a fast, nearly symmetrical profile in the centre, which transforms smoothly towards the wing tip into a wide very soft profile. This makes the glider less sensitive to pilot errors and the heli can always easily be centred.
  • 3D-Shaping
  • Reinforced Nose Profile: leading edge with battens
  • Robust Construction Methods: for extreme load-bearing capacity when learning and flying acro manoeuvres: reinforced leading edge, reinforced pivot points, stitched-in V-ribs and stitched-in inner tape.